Bachelor of Education Professional Development

Course Code

38110

Version

8

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of Bachelor of Education or a three-year Diploma of Teaching that includes a Pass in professional experience from this university; or

Completion of a Bachelor of Education or a Diploma of Teaching or Bachelor of Teaching or an equivalent qualification from another approved institution of higher education; or

Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences as equivalent to the above.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.

Special admission requirements

Experienced teachers who do not meet the above requirements may be permitted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor to be admitted to the course and be required to complete such subjects and other work as may be prescribed in addition to completing the requirements specified below.

Post admission requirements

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).

Course Structure

Options

Select a major

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Early Childhood Major

Cairns

Townsville

 

Primary Major

Cairns

Townsville

 

Secondary Major

Cairns

Townsville

Some teaching areas not available in Cairns

Special Needs Major

Cairns

Townsville

 

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Not permitted

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

No advanced standing will be granted for professional experience.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major studied shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Honours is available as an additional year of study

Eligibility

Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.